Flourless Banana Pancakes Recipe

Published on August 18th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Nothing hits the spot like banana pancakes. However, banana pancakes are often loaded with flour and sugar, which is not so healthy. That's why you need a recipe for the best Flourless Banana Pancakes. This way, you can satisfy your banana pancake cravings without putting a bunch of junk in your body. These banana pancakes are made with oats, flaxseed meal, almond milk, bananas, baking powder, spices, salt, vanilla, and a touch of stevia for sweetness. The flourless banana pancakes are finished with a drizzle of honey and fresh blueberries. So get ready for a wholesome, hearty, gluten-free breakfast loaded with flavor. 

 

Are flourless banana pancakes healthy?

Yes, flourless banana pancakes are healthy. They are made with oats that contain fiber. Fiber can keep you fuller for more extended periods and helps you eat fewer calories stimulating weight loss. Oats can also decrease blood sugar levels as well as soothe irritated skin. In contrast, bananas are loaded with nutrients like antioxidants. They can also support heart and digestive health. 

 

What can I use in pancakes instead of flour?

The best way to make pancakes without wheat flour is to use non-wheat flour or oats. There are many gluten-free flour alternatives you can use to make pancakes, including oat flour, almond flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour, and so much more. 

 

Are banana pancakes OK for diabetics?

Traditional banana pancakes are not diabetic-friendly. Sugar and flour are high in carbs which may spike your blood sugar. However, if they are made without sugar and traditional flour, like these flourless banana pancakes, yes, banana pancakes are OK for people with diabetes, 

 

Is baking powder gluten free?

Usually, baking powder consists of baking soda, cream of tartar or another acid, and starch. The starch in modern baking powder is almost always potato or cornstarch. Therefore, most baking powder brands are gluten-free but be sure to read the ingredient label before you buy it to ensure the baking powder is gluten-free. 

 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Ground Flaxseed Meal

     

  • 6 tablespoons of Water 



     

  • 1 cup Almond Milk

     

  • 2 medium Ripe Bananas

     

  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

     

  • 2 cups Gluten-Free Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

     

  • 1/8 teaspoon Cardamom

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

     

  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

     

  • 2 tablespoons Stevia 

     

  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil

     

  • 1 cup Blueberries (Optional) 

     

  • 8 tablespoons of Honey (Optional)

Instructions

Whisk the ground flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and set it aside for 5 minutes until it thickens. 

 

Ground flaxseed meal and water in a bowl.

Place the flaxseed mixture into a high-speed blender along with the almond milk, ripe bananas, baking powder, oats, cinnamon, cardamom, salt, vanilla extract, and stevia, and blend it until smooth. 

 

Flaxseed, water, baking powder, oats, cinnamon, cardamom, bananas, almond milk, salt, stevia, and vanilla extract in a blender.

Set the pancake batter aside and let it sit for 5 minutes until the pancake batter thickens. 

 

Flourless banana pancake batter in a glass measuring cup.

Heat a griddle to medium-high heat or set a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Grease the griddle or skillet with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

 

Cast-iron skillet greased with coconut oil.

Next, add 1/4 cup of pancake batter to the skillet. Finally, add 2-3 more pancakes to the griddle. If you cook the pancakes in a cast-iron skillet, cook them two at a time. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes until tiny bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes.  

 

Flourless banana pancakes cooking in a skillet.

Flip the pancakes over. Cook them for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Repeat steps 5-8 until all the pancake batter is gone. 

 

Flourless banana pancakes cooking in a skillet.

To serve, divide the pancakes between 4 serving plates and top with 1-2 tablespoons of honey and 1/4 cup of blueberries. Best paired with Boba Milk Tea.

Flourless banana pancakes garnished with honey, bananas, and blueberries.
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon